Lee Miller. Text by Miss K. Palmer. With an Introduction by Mrs. Laughton Mathews, D.B.E..
Hollis and Carter. London. 1945. First edition. Blue cloth-bound boards, dust jacket. 79 pages. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs. English. 255 x 195mm. 0.35kg. . Very good, in very good jacket; light shelf wear to jacket, rubbed at spine ends with some loss, a few small nicks and a couple of 4cm tears, neatly repaired with tape to verso, not price-clipped; slight rippling to first few pages, no inscriptions.
During the Second World War Lee Miller was the official war photographer for Vogue magazine. The images contained in Wrens in Camera were commissioned by the Admiralty and show the female navy officers and workers fulfilling their war duties. There are signallers, technicians, trainers, housekeepers and transport crews. The whole is an important document of women's roles in war-time Britain.